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Licence Conditions

Every liquor licence in NSW is subject to licence conditions. Some conditions are imposed automatically by the NSW liquor laws and others can be imposed by the Secretary of the Department of Customer Service or the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority Board (ILGA).

Conditions may be added to your licence either when it is granted or after a serious complaint or incident involving your venue.

Statutory licence conditions

The following documents set out conditions which apply to liquor licences automatically:

Note these statutory conditions have been updated to reflect changes made in the Liquor Regulation 2018.

Standard conditions

The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority and/or its delegates may impose standard conditions on liquor licences. Applicants can use the Standard conditions form (PDF 689.6 KB) to discuss the conditions with NSW Police prior to lodging their liquor licence application.

Conditions for Kings Cross and Sydney CBD Entertainment precincts

All venues in the Kings Cross precinct or Sydney CBD Entertainment precinct have special licence conditions to help reduce alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour in those areas.

Conditions for a specific venue

You can check what conditions apply to a particular liquor licence on the Service NSW website.

What your staff need to know

All staff working in a venue need to understand the venue’s liquor licence, authorisations and conditions. It is the licensee’s responsibility to ensure the licence, authorisations and conditions are available on site at all times.

Extended trading hours for hotels and clubs

Extended trading hours may be approved for hotels and eligible registered clubs to coincide with significant special events, such as major sporting events.

Extended trading hours conditions

Conditions apply on extended trading for special events.

Extended trading hours won’t allow you to:

  • make takeaway liquor sales during the extended period
  • override any existing trading hour restrictions that have been imposed on a hotel or registered club under the liquor laws.

Hotels and clubs that are already approved to trade during the above extended hours are not affected by these special arrangements.